September 2004

Signalment Species

Species Feline
Breed Domestic Long Hair
Sex Female Spayed
Age 7 years

Presenting Complaint

  • One month duration intermittent coughing, two day duration of vomiting, lethargic, and anorexic.

Physical Examination

  • Temperature= 101.3 F

  • Heart Rate= >200 bpm

  • Respiratory Rate= 54 bpm
    -pale mucous membranes, muffled heart sounds

Diagnostic Plan

  • CBC/Chemistry – within normal limits

  • Thoracic radiographs – What are your radiographic findings and impressions?

Left Lateral Radiograph.
Figure 1: Left Lateral Radiograph.

Ventrodorsal Radiograph.
Figure 2: Ventrodorsal Radiograph.


Case Follow-Up